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Application of system safety to rail transit systemsManagement emphasis on system safety in the rapid transit industry includes the granting and use of funds by the Federal Government according to systematic analysis of safety hazards in advance. Likelihood predictions that those hazards will be activated by exposure of the system to a system failure, a human error, external conditions, or combinations of these aspects determine alternatives to the assumption of risk and recommend corrections before the system is operational. Rigorous safety analyses are projected to assure operational safety for prolonged periods under varied maintenance conditions; these analysis encompass station accident possibilities as well as train-person collisions, car equipment and design, traffic control systems, and tunnel design problems.
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Paper
Thomas DeW. Styles
(National Transportation Safety Board Washington D.C., District of Columbia, United States)
Date Acquired
August 6, 2013
Publication Date
May 26, 1971
Publication Information
Publication: Proceedings of the NASA Government-Industry System Safety Conference
Subject Category
Meeting Information
Government-Industry System Safety Conference(Greenbelt, MD)
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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